All The Queens' Men
Give it up for Margaret: A month of philanthropic inspiration
Conceived and Directed by Tristan Meecham
Produced by Bec Reid
Festival Curation by Phip Murray
Presented by the Victorian College of the Arts and the Margaret Lawrence Bequest
Filmed and edited by Cobie Orger
Born on 2nd May 1914, Margaret Lawrence was a woman with diverse skills and talents. She was the reigning queen of the TV show Quizmaster, she amassed one of Australia’s most extensive collections of Australian studio ceramics, and she was an avid Carlton Football Club fan. Give it up for Margaret: A Month of Philanthropic Inspiration is a chance to celebrate her life and acknowledge her great philanthropic efforts.
Partnering with The Victorian College of the Arts, the Margaret Lawrence Bequest and over 20 subsidiary organisations, the diverse program of events includes exhibitions, public forums, in-camera discussions and keynote presentations by international leaders and specialists. In celebration of Margaret Lawrence's own philanthropic efforts, Give it up for Margaret aims to inspire broader discourse around philanthropy, specifically in relation to the arts, and encourage further arts philanthropy.
With thanks to Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, The Margaret Lawrence Bequest, Perpetual, Aphids, Chapter House Lane, City of Melbourne, Creative Partnerships Australia, Federation Square, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Melbourne Business School, National Gallery of Victoria, Reichstein Foundation, Shepparton Art Mueseum, Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Wellsprings for Women, The Wheeler Centre, The Margaret Lawrence Gallery.